Dog Snapper Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: color brown with a bronze tinge,
lighter on sides; canine teeth very sharp, one pair
notably enlarged, visible even when mouth is
closed; in adults, pale triangle and a light blue
interrupted line below the eye; no dark spot on
body underneath dorsal fin.
Similar fish: schoolmaster, L. apodus (no white
triangle under eye, and fins are more yellow);
Where found: large adults OFFSHORE over coral and rocky reefs; juveniles associated
Size: large snapper, attaining 30 pounds.
Remarks: spawns from spring through fall; known as a night feeder, taking fishes, mollusks, and crustaceans.